Adding Innovation and Collaboration to Your Grad Program

WANT TO TRY SOMETHING INNOVATIVE AND COLLABORATIVE IN YOUR GRAD PROGRAM NEXT YEAR?  CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE PROJECT-BASED LEARNING PROGRAM – INNOVATIONS ONLINE.

 

TAKE AS FEW AS 2 COURSES THROUGH INNOVATIONS ONLINE AND EARN CROSS-CURRICULAR CREDIT FOR EVERY PROJECT YOU DO.

 

TLA ONLINE INNOVATIONS provides an opportunity for students from grades 10 – 12  to learn in a creative, collaborative, and tightly connected learning community. Students earn grade-level credits in multiple subjects in the cross-curricular projects they complete, both independently and in collaboration with other students. TLA Online Innovations makes learning interactive and focuses skills on making content connections within real-world contexts.

 

All of that sound too heady? How about this?

 

TLA Innovations Online allows you to enjoy learning in a small cohort where you can get to know and collaborate with other students online. In Innovations you lead your own learning by creating projects that will net you grade-level credit in multiple subjects. You decide where you want to find the answers to your own questions and how you want to demonstrate your learning. Your mentor-teacher will help you personalize your learning plan so that what you learn in each project can be credited towards multiple subject areas. You will have opportunities to share the projects you are really proud of or excited about with your peers. Everyone gets inspired and you go on to the next one – maybe sparked by a new idea someone else has demonstrated in their project.

Who can learn this way? Practically anyone – all you really need is willingness to learn and to collaborate with others. You don’t need to be good at memorizing content and taking quizzes (there aren’t any – except for practice for the provincial exam in grades 10-12). You don’t even have to know that much about the computer! You’ll learn the computer skills and tools that are practical for you as you see what someone else has done in one of their projects, get curious about how they did it,  ask, and then try it out yourself. You’ll be surprised and proud of how much you learn in one year of Innovations – not just content and computer skills, but skills in collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication. All you need is the willingness to commit to weekly real-time online networking sessions with your mentor-teacher and your cohort, and the interest in exploring topics within the subjects you are enrolled in through TLA Innovations Online. Learning can be fun when you’re connected to innovations!

 

Want more information about how you can get connected to TLA Innovations Online?  Get in touch…

 

CJ MacKinnon-Scott TLA Innovations Online Coordinator gr. 10-12 (cmackinnonscott@schoolathome.ca)